Found December 12, 2011 on
For those who don't fully understand the 'amnesty clause' in the new NBA collective bargaining agreement (CBA), it essentially allows each team in the NBA to shred ONE existing player from their roster for salary cap purposes. This player must already be on an NBA contract from the date the CBA is brought into effect and the clause can be utilized at any time during the CBA is in effect, but only once.Once the player is waived from a team's roster, any other team in the NBA under the salary cap can make a blind bid for the services of that player (ie, a bid where you don't know how much other teams are bidding). The team with the highest bid will get that player and pay them how much they bid, with the player's old team (ie, the team that cut him) paying the remainder of the contract. If a player is not claimed via the bidding process he will become a free agent and the team that waived him will have to pay for the entirety of what's left on the contra...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Indiana Pacers are prepared to make an offer for free agent David West.
According to Yahoo!Sports, the Pacers are ready to make an offer on the New Orleans Hornets star if the Boston Celtics can’t reach a deal with the Hornets. Boston, which is over the salary cap, is limited to the size of the offer while under sign-and-trade rules.
The Pacers, on the other hand, have the...
The Los Angeles Lakers were left with a big void in front court depth when the team dealt versatile forward and reigning sixth man of the year Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. Apparently the Lakers are moving quickly to address that void and will sign free agent forward Josh McRoberts to a two year, [...]
The good news is that the Indiana Pacers signed power forward David West on Tuesday. The bad news is that they missed out on two opportunities to add some extra scoring punch.
The Indiana Pacers are about to have a new starting power forward.
The Indiana Pacers have reportedly agreed to terms with free agent forward David West.
INDIANAPOLIS - David West's agent says the former New Orleans Hornets power forward is joining the Indiana Pacers.
It was a couple of hours before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls, and Pacers President Larry Bird was sitting courtside at the United Center, laying out his vision for the team he hoped to build.